Rich Gold Veins Can Form Rapidly
May 21, 2021
A long-standing mystery about the origin of "bonanza-type" gold deposits is closer to a solution.
Lunar Scientists Fight the Dust
July 18, 2019
This entry continues our recap of lunar science in the 50 years since Apollo 11.
Lunar Mysteries Plague Materialist Theories 50 Years After Apollo
July 17, 2019
Apollo was supposed to decide between 3 competing theories for the moon's origin. Conclusion: all 3 were wrong.
Gold from Starstuff, or a Fool’s Gold Scenario?
May 8, 2019
If you tweak your scenario hard enough, it will give you anything you want.
How Well Do Astrophysicists Understand the Origin of Heavy Elements?
March 15, 2019
Elements heavier than iron form in supernova explosions. End of story. We can all rest now. But wait...
Rearranging Deck Chairs on Sinking Planet Theories
April 27, 2016
Supernovas come in handy as theory rescue devices.
Astronomers Deal With Outrageous Phenomena
March 23, 2016
Even for scientists accustomed to big things, some observations seem too outrageous to explain.
Tilted Planets Throw Theories Off Kilter
November 30, 2015
An example of how data can be framed as success or failure, depending on the reporter's spin.
Rapid, Plentiful Gold Possible
October 20, 2015
Geologists have up-estimated the process of gold ore transportation from deep underground to surface by a factor of ten to a hundred.
Gold, Earthquakes, and Time
March 17, 2013
How long does it take to form veins of gold in the rock? (a) millions of years; (b) less than a second.
Where Do Gems and Precious Metals Come From?
September 7, 2011
Gold, diamonds, and other precious metals and gems... they are found close to the surface of the earth where humans can mine them and make jewelry. But they shouldn’t be there. Heavy elements should have sunk deep into the core of the Earth soon after it was formed. Wait till you hear some of the latest ideas about how precious metals and gems arrived near the surface. Maybe they shot up from the mantle. Maybe they came from outer space.
Gold Can Form in a Geological Instant
October 15, 2006
You can’t say something is old just because it looks old, like gold.